Public Intoxication

Public intoxication, also known as Drunk in Public involves being drunk or incapacitated in public or disturbing the peace of another individual. An individual must be intoxicated to such a degree that they are no longer able to care for his or her own safety, and may be a danger to themselves or to others. The offense can also involve obstructing the free use of a sidewalk. California Penal Code 647(f). One can also be charged with disturbing the peace. California Penal Code 415. Making loud noises in public (Penal Code Section 415(2)) fighting in public (Penal Code Section 415(1)) or offensive words (Penal Code Section 415(3)). These offenses are typically brought when individuals are a hazard to public safety.

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